Mangaluru: Antony Waste Management Blackmailing MCC, Allege Council Members

Mangaluru: The MCC general meeting was held at the Mangala Hall, MCC premises here on June 25.

It was alleged that the Antony Waste Management was blackmailing MCC by violating their contract agreement with the MCC. The company had issued a press note saying that the MCC had failed to pay the bill for waste management to the tune of Rs 10 croreand had threatened to stop the collection of waste. This claim however was rubbished as the MCC claimed that only the bill of November and December was pending.

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Based on the contract, the company was paid on the amount of waste they collected. Opposition council members said that the company did not sweep streets, as the waste collected by sweeping was just 2 tonnes which would amount to Rs 5000 only. The company instead filled the waste trucks with soil and other debris which would increase the weight of the truck and as a result, the income of the company, it was alleged.

It was suggested that the bills issued by the company should be accepted only if it includes the verification of the wards by the corporaters.

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MLC Ivan said, “The contractor should speak to the officials at MCC to resolve any issue. The contract doesn’t allow them to go to the media. If the contractor violates the contract by stopping the work, then he is cheating the people and the administration.”

MCC commissioner Dr H N Gopalkrishna said, “We will install a CCTV camera at the dumping yard and appoint an officer to investigate any truck with waste load of above 3.5 tonnes.”


  1. I would like to ask Opinion of Mangaloreans about the suggestion, Quote: “Bills issued by Waste Management, Anthony Company should be accepted only if the Bill includes the Verification Certificate by the Ward Corporator”.
    As most of Mangaloreans know it very well that many of the Elected Persons including Corporators work to grant verification on the basis of percentage of the bill.
    Some Corporators are very good in finding dirt on other Persons back side, while their back stinks with dirt.
    A Corporator supplies drinking Water through Tankers to Customers. The Wells are close to Dirty Drain which is contaminated with Sewer, flowing close by these wells. No one talks about the quality of the drinking water. This water may be contaminated with E-Coli Bacteria.
    One more Corporator is not worried about the Stinking Sewer filled drain close to Omega Hospital, Indiana Hospital and close to Karnataka Bank Head Office.
    Another Corporator is least worried about dirty, sewer contaminated drain flowing near Nympha Old People Ashram behind Rosario Church through Pandeswer.

    • Garbage piles up on daily/hourly basis and it is hard to get approval from the concerned Corporators for paying the bills, unless the Corporators travel along with the Garbage trucks.

  2. Some great points raised by Mr Joe D’Souza.

    The ‘Verification Certificate’ is just the desire to continue with the infamous License Raj – something that may have existed in India since Vedic times – using different avatars.

    A public servant’s – whether elected or employed – major occupation has always been to provide some sort of ‘Verification Certificate’.

    To get this ‘Verification Certificate’, the applicant has to wait in the queue, rain or shine, and beg the public servant to consider his/her case, pay the Government’s fee (a few hundred rupees), pay the public servant’s commission/bribe (several thousands to lakhs, sepending on the case).

    Such is the tragedy of the License Raj.

    But the Antony Wate Management seems to be a tough cookie.

    They seem to go by the contract. Strangely, for a service provider to a Municipal Corporation, they are not afraid of the License Raj managers.

    The MCC License Raj managers have, for once, failed with a service provider.

    It seems to be an interesting case. The aam aadmi seems to be happy with the Antony Wate Management, but the Corporators are not.

    Is the aam aadmi seeing through the games of the Corporators?

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